Select Page


The WP premium plate series feature a computer designed base plate that has a tapered bottom and edges for high speed and excellent maneuverability. Designed for the compaction of granular, mixed materials with some cohesive content. Water tank models are available for asphalt applications. These plates have set the standard for performance and durability in confined areas such as parking lots, highway and bridge construction, next to structures, curbs and abutments. WP plates are also popular for landscape applications for subbase and paver compaction.

If looking for Wacker’s most popular plate compactor and others are on back order, we do have the WP1550AW (Honda & Water Tank) as a Ship from Patriot physical stock option available, click on the below link:
Wacker Neuson WP1550AW Plate Compactor #500007576 – #5100018324 • Patriot Contractors Equipment Sales & Supply (

Wacker Neuson-WP-Premium Plate Compactors Brochure (click for pdf)

  • Lightweight, high-strength components keep machine weight down and allow for easy handling.
  • Straight, center-mounted guide handle offers superior maneuverability and can be lowered within inches of the surface to operate the plate under obstacles and form work.
  • Tough, wear resistant ductile iron base plate offers durability and shock resistance.
  • Water tank models have a large capacity polyethylene tank that includes a large filter inside the tank to prevent clogging during operation and can be easily removed for cleaning and draining.
  • Asphalt models include a spray bar with angled holes to allow for complete water coverage for no asphalt pick up on the plate bottom.
Wacker Base Plate

Base plate

  • Tapered and rounded edges minimize the formation of undesired edges when turning the base plate and provide a smooth surface.
  • Made of wear resistant ductile cast iron for a long service life.
  • First class results in asphalt compaction due to the very high quality base plate.
Guide Handle

Guide handle

  • The forward pivoting handle allows for operations such as upward pulling of the plate when working on a slope.
  • Due to the central mounting of the guide handle the plate can be turned quickly and easily.

Solid protection frame with lifting eye

  • Optimum protection of engine and water tank reduces repair costs.
  • The robust lifting eye is integrated in the protection frame for safe lifting.
  • Ideal for lateral operation along edges.
Paving Mat/Pad

Paving Pad

  • Perfect protection of paving stones during compaction.
  • Quick and stable mounting.
  • Essential accessory for all pavement applications.



Operating data

Operating weight  lb196.2
Centrifugal force  lbf3,375
Base plate size (w x l) in19.6 x 22.8
Operating width  in19.6
Height Lowest working in20.7
Operating height  in38
Frequency Hz98
Advance travel  ft/min95
Surface capacity  ft²/h9,365

Engine / Motor

Engine / Motor type air-cooled, 4 cycle, single cylinder, gasoline engine with cyclone air filter
Engine / Motor manufacturer Honda
Engine / Motor GX160
Displacement in³9.9
Engine performance hp4.15
at rpm  rpm3,600
Fuel consumption US gal/h0.21
Fuel tank capacity  US gal0.95
Power transmission Power transmission from engine via centrifugal clutch and V-belt onto exciter which transmits centrifugal force onto baseplate.
CO2 (NRSC) **g/kW-hr757